By Jackson Taylor
The Omaha women’s basketball team dropped its second straight game on Saturday, falling to South Dakota in Vermillion, 82-76. The Mavericks are now 9-7 overall and 2-2 in the Summit League.
Freshman Caroline Hogue had a breakout game for the Mavs, scoring a career-high 25 points on 8-of-18 shooting.
Mikaela Shaw contributed 24 points herself on 10-of-16.
Hogue and Shaw’s lines were the first time two Mavericks scored over 20 points in a game this season. It was Shaw’s fifth game with 20 or more points.
Remy Davenport was in double-figures again with 12 points.
Hogue started off the game with eight straight points, contributing to a 3 point Omaha lead. However, South Dakota went on an 8-0 run and then led for a majority of the half thereafter. The Coyotes outshot Omaha in the first two periods 50 percent (16-of-32) to 31.3 percent (10-of-32) and led at half 42-31.
Omaha went through a cold shooting streak allowing South Dakota to gain a 15 point advantage in the third. The Mavericks were able to come back late on 47.2 percent shooting to cut the lead to four points with six seconds left in the fourth quarter.
However, a pair of Coyote free throws put the game out of reach.
Omaha looked to rebound in their Wednesday matchup against IUPUI. The Jaguars are 11-5 overall and 2-1 in Summit League play at Indianapolis.